The provincial government is mulling the establishment of a dialysis center in Talibon, said a Bohol health official.
According to Dr. Yul Lopez, the proposal is intended to cut travel time of kidney patients in Talibon and nearby towns who have to go to the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City for the treatment.
Lopez found out through interviews with patients in Talibon needing regular dialysis that they need to wake up at 3 a.m. to be on time for their treatments in Tagbilaran City.
Lopez said that other than the hassle of the more than hour-long travel, regular trips to the city could also be costly.
The health official is optimistic that a dialysis center in Talibon would lessen the burden for kidney patients particularly those in need of financial assistance.
For its part, the DYRD â€œTabang Portionâ€ extends financial aid for transportation and medicine to several patients who are in need of regular dialysis treatment through donors and sponsors. (Allen Doydora)